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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Kristina @ spabettie

    I completely agree about Jay Robb… I am a product junkie… especially with protein powders – I feel like I HAVE to try them all ! 😀

    I’ve tried several of JR… icky gross. 🙁

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve tried them all too. I love the Amazing Grass powders. I just add protein powder to them.

  2. Rachel

    I LOVE my “fancy” gym. I honestly can’t think of any cons to it because it’s still so new (opened in April) and because it’s a SuperSport Plus or something, it’s kinda spendy so it’s not overly crowded… I’ve never had trouble waiting for machines or anything, and I’ve gone at all hours of the day, including “peak hours” of 5-7pm.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Spendy is a factor for me so that would be a “con” but yes the Super Sports are nice!

  3. Lori (Finding Radiance)

    I don’t care for egg white protein either. I think it has a weird salty taste to it.

    My gym is very tiny. I both like that and don’t like that. No track. No classes. No doubles of any equipment (except cardio). It is only 2 miles from home, so that makes up for a lot.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I used to belong to a small gym and it was good for what I wanted to do at the time.

  4. Christi

    I am going to have to google the protein powder thing, because I don’t know what to use it for or why. I like the gym I go to. Actually, my family belongs to the YMCA. So we get access to several different classes, cardio studio (with 3 or 4 of the same machines), free weights, weight machines, basketball courts, spinning room, walking track (indoor and out), raquetteball courts, swimming pool and lap pool. There ususally isn’t any waiting for the machines. It always seems like it is going to be very crowded when I pull into the parking lot, but it never seems that way once in the building. When I was looking to join a gym, I visited several and all wanted a membership fee of around $45 a month for just me. At the Y I only pay $66 for my entire family (all six of us) and they offer up to 2 hours per day per child nursery (included in the cost of the membership). Nursery is a HUGE deal if you have little kids. All the classes the my husband and I take and what the kids take are also included in the price. I think we get a great deal by going to the Y.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think with kids a community center or the Y is a great thing. There’s other kids, kid-centric classes and events.

  5. Amy

    Your transformation is epic!! I just found your site. Going to definitely be reading your posts.

    Amy 🙂

  6. Tiffany

    I’m pretty sure I know which gym that is! 🙂 It’s the closest to my house but my membership doesn’t include it. Bummer. The gym I use is crap (dark, bad music, old broken machines), but it’s the easiest location for my morning workouts. It’s not exactly motivating to work out on bad equipment though!!

  7. Emily

    I really like Jay Robb normal protein powders, but HATE the egg white protein powders of his. Blech. I use the strawberry Jay Robb whey protein in all of my smoothies.
    I love my gym, but a lot of times the cable machines are in use and it’s hard to wait for them if I’m in the middle of the circuit.

  8. Carbzilla

    I need to move near a gym like that! I’d LOVE that Spin machine! Maybe I should actually go to my gym and see if they happen to have one!

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